Boston firefighters honored at airport


A picture is worth a thousand words, and a photo of posted to a Facebook page dedicated to the two Boston firefighters who lost their lives saving others during a 9-alarm fire, says it all.

The picture was taken at Logan International Airport while Boston firefighters waited to greet the mother of one of the men who lost his life while saving others.

Lt. Ed Walsh, 43, and FF Michael Kennedy, 33, both died in the fire at a Beacon Street brownstone Wednesday, March 26.

Lt. Walsh was a married father of three, two sons and a daughter under 10. He had been on the job for 9.5 years

Kennedy had been on the job for 6.5 years and was assigned to Ladder 15. He was a USMC veteran.

According to the Associated Press, “thirteen other firefighters were injured in the blaze, and several police officers also were taken to hospitals.”

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